Juan José Elhuyar

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Juan José Elhuyar
Born 15 June 1754
Logroño
Died 20 September 1796 (age 42)
Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia
Nationality Spanish
Fields chemistry
mineralogy
Known for tungsten

Juan José Elhuyar Lubize (15 June 1754 – 20 September 1796) was a Spanish chemist and mineralogist, the joint discoverer of tungsten with his brother Fausto Elhuyar in 1783.

He was born in Logroño, son of French-Basque parents from Hasparren(Labourd). Died in Santafé de Bogotá, Colombia ( Kingdom of Spain until the arrival of Simon Bolivar ).

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